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Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra, Another Close Ally Of Ketan Desai Becomes MCI Member: CBI Found Dr. Mishra Guilty For “Gross Irregularity” And Recommended “Major Penalty” In The Last MCI

In the ongoing saga of establishing new MCI with tainted doctors who have been close to disgraced ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai, the latest addition is Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra, who was inducted as a new member during the MCI general body meeting last week.  Ironically, CBI investigation of corruption and money laundering within MCI during Ketan Desai era found Dr. Mishra and several other then MCI members/employees guilty for “gross irregularity” in a multi-crore rupees scam involving construction of new MCI building (Dr. Mishra was a member of the “Building Committee”).  In fact, CBI recommended MCI to give “major penalty” against Dr. Mishra.  Instead of any “major” or even “minor” penalty, MCI has brought back Dr. Mishra as a powerful member of the new MCI.  Some of the scathing observations made by CBI against Dr. Mishra in the final order in Case No. PE-DAI–2005-A-0015 are shown below:

“…….Therefore, the Members of the Building Committee Dr. K.K. Arora, Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra & Dr. D.K. Sharma connected with the award of work to M/s L&T for the construction of MCI building at Dwarka, have committed gross irregularity.

The signed letter of Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra, dt. 17/1/2000 is on record and the presence of Dr. D.K. Sharma in the meeting of Building Committee on 18/1/2000 is also on record. This goes ton to prove the gross irregularity conducted by them in the award of contract to M/s L&T.

In view of the enquiry conducted on the abovesaid allegations, it is apparent that the rules and guidelines in the recruitment and building construction of MCI were violated intentionally and there has been lack of transparency in the functioning of MCI. In view of the discussions as mentioned above there is prima facie evidence of gross irregularity against the present Secretary, Dr. ARN Setalvad, the Section Officer Ms. S. Savitha, the LDC Sh. Manoj Kumar, the Deputy Secretary Dr. K.K. Arora and Members of MCI Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra and Dr. D.K. Sharma.

VI. Conclusion:

The enquiry has revealed that malpractices were resorted to in the recruitment process of LDC Sh. Laxmi Narayan by Dr. ARN Setalvad, Ms. S. Savitha and Sh. Manoj Kumar with ulterior motives, in gross violation of the Recruitment Rules of MCI.

The enquiry has revealed that intentional omissions and commissions were committed by Dr. K.K. Arora, Dr. V.P. Mishra and Dr. D.K. Sharma in the award of contract for building construction.

Final recommendations:

 On the basis of the above, competent authority in CBI has approved RDA for Major Penalty against the following officials of MCI for the omissions and commissions committed by them as discussed above, 

1. Dr. ARN Setalvad, Secretary, MCI

2. Dr. K.K. Arora, Deputy Secretary, MCI

3. Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra, Member, MCI

4. Dr. D.K. Sharma, Member, MCI”  

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  • Dr. Vedprakash Mishra April 4, 2014, 5:58 am

    Please refer to report of the Enquiry Committee comprising of Dr. S. K. Mahajan Retired dated 12.09.2009 on this very issue wherein amongst various details it has been categorically brought out in conclusion that “Dr. V. P. Mishra has only expressed his opinion in his letter dated 17th January, 2000 and it was entirely for the members of the Building Committee to agree or not to agree with the views expressed by him and if the members of the building committee have found favour with the views expressed by Dr. V. P. Mishra he cannot be blamed for any alleged irregularities. In our opinion the entire exercise of holding enquiry against Dr. V. P. Mishra is only a witch hunting for which he cannot be blamed. We do not find any merits in the charge-sheet issued to him and we wholly exonerate him from the said charges”.

    The said report has been accepted by the Executive committee of the Medical Council of India at its meeting held on 10th and 11th June, 2009 and the same was accordingly communicated to the Govt. of India on 11th June, 2009 itself.
    This is the true, faithful and correct other side of the story, which has been conveniently omitted to create and erroneous impression. Hence this factual side for the information of all concerned.

    Dr. Vedprakash Mishra

    • pbtindia April 4, 2014, 1:32 pm

      The so-called “Mahajan Committee” story only further underscores the status of wide-spread corruption and connivance inside MCI. Obvious questions are: Why there was need for another “committee” to analyze the outcome of investigation by the highest law-enforcing authority in India (CBI)? Who decided to form this “Mahajan Commission”? Why the new MCI felt it necessary after so many years to take up this case? Why no “major penalty” was imposed against Dr. Mishra (and other guilty individuals) by MCI that remained absolutely silent about the CBI recommendation since 2007? The answers to these questions are one and the same. The “Mahajan committee” was planned by none other than Ketan Desai and his cronies (which also included Dr. Mishra himself as both of whom were not only MCI members but were also members of “Executive Committee” at that stage). Why Dr. Mishra or any of the other “guilty” doctors did not move the court of law challenging the CBI findings? Can the final investigation report by CBI be over-ruled by an internal committee made by MCI with an ulterior motive? The “Mahajan Committee” was nothing but a hog-wash by Desai and his cronies to regain control of MCI which they have successfully done with the new MCI with clandestine help from the equally corrupt central health ministry.

  • Dr. Vedprakash Mishra April 4, 2014, 6:01 am

    Please refer to report of the Enquiry Committee comprising of Hon’ble Justice (Retd.) S. K. Mahajan, Delhi High Court, dated 12.09.2009 on this very issue wherein amongst various details it has been categorically brought out in conclusion that “Dr. V. P. Mishra has only expressed his opinion in his letter dated 17th January, 2000 and it was entirely for the members of the Building Committee to agree or not to agree with the views expressed by him and if the members of the building committee have found favour with the views expressed by Dr. V. P. Mishra he cannot be blamed for any alleged irregularities. In our opinion the entire exercise of holding enquiry against Dr. V. P. Mishra is only a ‘witch hunting’ for which he cannot be blamed. We do not find any merits in the charge-sheet issued to him and we wholly exonerate him from the said charges”.

    The said report has been accepted by the Executive committee of the Medical Council of India at its meeting held on 10th and 11th June, 2009 and the same has been accordingly communicated to the Govt. of India on 11th June, 2009 itself.
    This is the true, faithful and correct other side of the story, which has been conveniently omitted to create and erroneous impression. Hence this factual side for the information of all concerned.
    Dr. Vedprakash Mishra

    • agrwl April 7, 2014, 11:55 am

      YOU HAVE NOT MENTIONED WHY MAHAJAN COMITTEE WAS FORMED TO OVERRULE CBI DECISION. IF U WERE CLEAN U MUST HAVE CHALLENGED IN OPEN COURT. YOU FORMED UR OWN KANGAROO COURT AND GOT CLEAN CHIT FOR UR SELF. SAME ON U AND SAME ON GOVT WHICH ALLOWS U TO CONTINUE IN MCI

  • agrwl April 7, 2014, 11:59 am

    DR VED, U HAVE NOT GIVEN POINT BY POINT REPLY TO QUESTIONS RAISED BY PBT. I CAN PREDICT THE SAME WAY MCI FUNTIONS. AVOIDING DIRECT QUESTIONS AND TELLING OWN SIDE OF STORY

  • agrwl April 7, 2014, 12:09 pm

    NEED FOR COMMON LICENTIATE EXAM
    SCRES OF PVT MEDICAL COLLEGES WERE RECOGNIZED BY KETAN DESAI ON THE BASIS OF CORRUPTION. THEIR FACILITIES AND FACULTY EXIST ONLY ON PAPER. THEY OPENLY ADVERTISE IN NEWS PAPERS ON DAILY BASIS THEIR RATES FOR ADMISSION AND FOR PASSING THEM FROM THEIR OWN PVT UNIVERSITIES. NOWHERE QUALITY OF STUDENT ADMITTED OR QUALITY OF DOCTOR PRODUCED IS CHECKED BY GOVT. THESE DUBIOUS DOCTORS MAY CA– USE MAJOR MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE. IT IS HIGH TIME GOVT ADMINISTER LICENTIATE EXAM TO KNOW IF THEY HAVE BASIC MINIMUM KNOWLEGE BEFORE ALLOWING THEM TO PLAY WITH OUR LIFE. OR DOES GOVT CONSIDER CITIZENS AS GUNIA PIGS ?

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